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Nursing: Baccalaureate of Science Degree


Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Location
    Interurban Campus (2.5 years); UVic or partner site (remaining 1.5 years)
  • Campuses
    Interurban

    Resources

    Need more information about Victoria?

    City of Victoria
  • Length
    Four Years
  • Tuition Estimate
    $5500 Year One
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $2200 - $2400 Year One
  • Credential Granted
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • University Course Transfer

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out Camosun's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications are open from September 15, 2019 to December 15, 2019 at noon for the Fall 2020 program start term. 

Application Fee: $114.44

1) Program Admission Requirements

The program is a partnership with the University of Victoria, with a common admission process being established. The admission process consists of two stages. Application is competitive.

Stage 1:

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. High school graduation

2. English

a English 11 - One of:

  • English 11
  • English 11 First Peoples
  • equivalent 
b. English 12 - One of: 
  • English 12 (73%)
  • English 12 First Peoples (73%)
  • both ENGL 091 (73%) and ENGL 093 (73%)
  • both ENGL 092 (73%) and ENGL 094 (73%)
  • both ENGL 092 (73%) and ENGL 096 (73%)
  • equivalent

3. Meet the English Language Proficiency requirement 

4. Math

One of:

  • Foundations of Math 11 (73%)
  • Pre-calculus 11 (73%)
  • both MATH 072 (73%) and MATH 073 (73%)
  • MATH 137 (73%)
  • equivalent

5. Chemistry 

a. Chemistry 11:
One of:

  • Chemistry 11 
  • equivalent

b. Chemistry 12:
One of:

  • Chemistry 12 (73%)
  • CHEM 110 (73%)

6. Biology

a. Biology 11
One of:

  • Life Sciences 11 (73%) or Biology 11 (73%)
  • equivalent
b. Biology 12
One of:
  • Biology 12 (73%)
  • equivalent
7. approved Social Studies 11 or equivalent

8. One of:
9. Complete the Requisite Skills and Abilities (RSA) form - confirming acknowledgement and understanding of the requirements for registration with the College of Registered Nurses of B.C. (CRNBC) as laid out in the CRNBC document Requisite Skills and Abilities (RSAs)

Non-Academic

Upon acceptance into the program and before classes start, you will be required to:

  • submit a negative TB skin test or chest x-ray. Hepatitis B and flu vaccinations are highly recommended;
  • provide evidence of immunization status. (You are highly recommended to maintain current immunizations as per the Practice Education Guidelines of B.C.)
  • have yearly respirator mask "fit-testing" done (and any associated costs);
  • have current Standard First Aid Certification, including CPR HCP or Basic Life Support (6-hour) course, prior to the first semester of the program
  • successfully complete a criminal record check. Camosun will email you with information on how to complete the Criminal Record Check (CRC) process. You are responsible for all associated costs.

Admission Advice

1. This program is in high demand, and admission is competitive. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the Program.

2. GPA for competitive entry ranking will be calculated on the four Grade 12 courses or equivalent ABE alternatives.  

3. Information about equivalent Adult Basic Education (ABE) alternatives can be found here.

4. After the January 31 document/transcript deadline, no in-progress course work can be used towards admission requirements (exceptions for current BC/Yukon high school students)

5. The program will maintain a short waitlist for entry into the same year, pending withdrawals or deferrals. In extenuating circumstances, an invited applicant may apply for a one year deferral. The waitlist will not be retained for future years. Those applicants meeting the academic requirements, but not gaining a seat in the year of application will need to reapply and resubmit academic information already provided.

6. The work environment of a registered nurse requires demanding lifting and moving techniques and extensive hand washing. If you have back, neck or arm injuries or serious skin disorders (eg - psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis or latex allergy) please carefully weigh such factors before applying.

7. If you have significant health challenges, you should consult with the Program Chair.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy Camosun's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

Students may meet the English proficiency requirement with one or more of the following alternatives.

International students should contact Camosun International to learn about your options towards direct entry into our programs.

  • LPI score of 5 or higher
  • IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with:
    • minimum of 6.5 in Reading and Writing
    • minimum of 6.0 in Listening and Speaking
  • TOEFL scores:
    • iBT 88-90 (min 20 in each section)
    • CB 230 (min 4.5 TWE)
    • PB 570 (min 4.5 TWE)
  • Camosun English assessment

 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Requirement: You must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for your desired program.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

Current BC/Yukon high school student can apply for provisional admission between September 15 and May 15, please check here for special high school admission process

If you are a secondary school graduate you are eligible for general admission to Camosun. You must also meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed within the program listings for Camosun within Education Planner.)

For more details on admission to Camosun, check here

Out-of-Province

If you are a secondary school graduate you are eligible for general admission to Camosun. You must also meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed within the program listings for Camosun within Education Planner.)

For more details on admission to Camosun, check here 

BC Transfer Student

If you possess Grade 12 graduation from any recognized institution you are eligible for general admission to Camosun. You must also meet specific admission requirements for your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed in the program listings for Camosun in Education Planner.)

If you have completed post-secondary studies at another institution and wish to gain transfer credit* please see the Transfer Credit web page.

Footnote (*): Transfer credit is defined as academic work that is completed at another institution that is formally recognized as being equivalent to a Camosun course.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you possess Grade 12 graduation from any recognized institution you are eligible for general admission to Camosun. You must also meet specific admission requirements for your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed in the program listings for Camosun in Education Planner.)

If you have completed post-secondary studies at another institution and wish to gain transfer credit* please see the Transfer Credit web page.

Footnote (*): Transfer credit is defined as academic work that is completed at another institution that is formally recognized as being equivalent to a Camosun course.

Mature Student

If you are at least 19 years old at the start of your first academic term you are eligible for general admission to Camosun. You must also meet the specific admission requirements for your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed within the program listings for Camosun in Education Planner.)

International Student

For complete details on admission to Camosun College as an International Student check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Camosun may consider granting special admission to underage applicants on an individual basis. For more details refer to Camosun's Admission Policy (Section C. Special College Admission Admission).

How to Apply

For details on applying to Camosun check here.

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